Democracy and democratic rights

People and planet before profit - on the ballot

Socialist Alliance has received written confirmation from the Australian Electoral Commission that we remain a registered political party.

This comes after anti-democratic legislation was brought in by the Morrison government (with ALP support) in August that made it difficult to remain on the ballot.

We were forced to submit a list of at least 1500 members (and no more than 1650) which we did in December.

No matter what we think of Djokovic’s born-to-rule attitude, the government’s arbitrary and discriminatory use of its harsh border policies is not in our broader democratic interest.

Socialist Alliance campaigning in WA

Under the cover of applying “one vote, one value” to elections for Western Australia's Legislative Council, last month WA Labor also pushed through legislation that disadvantages smaller political parties.

Socialist Alliance has submitted 1650 names to the AEC to maintain party registration

Socialist Alliance submitted a list of 1650 members to the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) on December 2 in order to maintain electoral registration.

A Campaign Against Racism and Fascism rally in Melbourne on November 20. Photo: Chris Peterson

Not everyone who has attended the so-called “Freedom” protests is right wing, but the protests themselves are right wing and so are the organisers.

People power is the antidote to corruption in politics

Corruption is not an accidental feature of these parties, nor the result of individual greed or weakness. It is a structural feature of a system geared to protecting the interests of a few at the expense of the many, and cannot be ended without revolutionary change.

Penrith rally for public transport and against tolls, February 2019.

NSW Socialist Alliance resolution on corruption

Police have been deployed en masse to South West Sydney.

The aggressive police operation to “combat” the COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney’s South West is yet another example of politicians’ racist, anti-working class and punitive handling of the pandemic.

Free Julian Assange protest September 2020

The pursuit of Wikileaks founder Assange is founded on a gross manipulation of the legal process – at every step of the way.

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